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'''Marcus Tullius Cicero''' (; ; , ''Kikerōn''; 3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Ancient Rome|Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, List of political theorists|political theorist, Roman consul|consul, and Constitution of the Roman Republic|constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy Municipium|municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.Elizabeth Rawson|Rawson, E.: ''Cicero, a portrait'' (1975) p.303Haskell, H.J.: ''This was Cicero'' (1964)p.300–301 His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose in not only Latin but European languages up to the 19th century was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style. According to Michael Grant (author)|Michael Grant, "the...
Birth date3 January 106 BC
Birth placeArpino|Arpinum, Roman Republic
(modern-day Arpino, Lazio, Italy)
Death date7 December 43 BC (aged 63)
Death placeFormia, Roman Republic
OfficeList of Roman Republican consuls|Consul of the Roman Republic
Term start63 BC
Term end63 BC
AlongsideGaius Antonius Hybrida
PredecessorLucius Julius Caesar (consul 64 BC)|Lucius Julius Caesar and Gaius Marcius Figulus (consul 64 BC)|Gaius Marcius Figulus
SuccessorDecimus Junius Silanus (Consul 62 BC)|Decimus Junius Silanus and Lucius Licinius Murena
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